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El Chaleco

Avenida Costa del Sol, 37, 18690 Almunecar, Spain
+34 958 632 402
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Ranked #5 of 120 restaurants in Almunecar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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92% Recommend
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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North Wales
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had several meals here and always enjoyed what we had. Not the cheapest but fresh and interesting menu. Will try again next time we are in Almunecar.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More

Coventry England
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From the moment you walk in the door the service is friendly and highly efficient. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is calm with tables full, yet not crowded, and all enjoying quality food. From the amuse Boucher to the dessert the evening ran smoothly and we all left as content customers. The three course menu at around €21 was good... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Mister Simon Cove, Whole team of Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More

Herzele, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After read all the wonderful (old) reactions we were ready for a decent meal. The offered dishes were very very far from delicious. My wife nearly ate anything. Okay, the price is low, but everywhere in Spain we ate (much) better in the same price range. As there were no other guests this is obviously not a place to look... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience in our restaurant El Chaleco. However I would like to extend my most sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced at El Chaleco. I really can understand your disappointment. I would like to assure you that we constantly strive to achieve only the... More

Norway
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

First time at this restaurant was very nice and it must have been some 15 years ago. Been there 4-5 times. The owner is very kind and gives you a warm welcome, but the pace of innovations equals zero. Belive it or not but the meny haven't changed since 15 years ago. Honestly. . That is not good. Too booring... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Mr Brattisand, I wish to acknowledge your comment concerning your recent dinner in our restaurant El Chaleco. First I would like to assure you that we constantly strive to achieve only the highest levels of quality, service and hospitality and I truly regret that we fell short of our goals. I would like to extend my most sincere apologies... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We visited the restaurant with friends who had recommended it and which we thoroughly enjoyed. We chose the fixed price 3 course meal which was freshly cooked and very nicely presented. I would class this restaurant as sophisticated elegant dining at a reasonable price in my view. There was no rush to the meal and the hosts were very attentive... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Les A Thank you for the time taken for your positive review. It is always a pleasure to have the opinion of an expert It is with joy that we welcome you to El Chaleco and we thank you for your loyalty we will always do our best to serve you better. The team greet you, Lydia,... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We are regulars here. We come at least 8-10 times a year. In all this time we have never been disappointed - Truly excellent.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Hello Miser Ron B. Whole team of El Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More

Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The food is very good, freshly made. Pleasent people running the restaurant. Nice selection of wines at fair prices. We have been to El Chaleco several times and we will be back. Very recommendable.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Hello Mister We were very happy to receive your message on Tripadvisor all the staff of Chaleco thank you for your positive opinion and hope to see you soon. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More

Almunecar, Spain
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very nice food, was pleasantly surprised. Nice fresh vegetables on the side too. Would be very happy to return again soon.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propietario at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Mr. Sian Burto Thank You for your good review,we hope you review the El Chaleco starting from the month of February. The whole team wishes you a good 2014. Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More

London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

When you tire of the fried seafood in Almunecar, take a trip up the hill to El Chaleco on the edge of town. This excellent French restaurant served us fat North Atlantic scallops, turbot 'le roi des poissons', and home made ravioli, all cooked to perfection. Delicious and kindly service from the hostess whom seems equally at ease in Spanish,... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for the time and your opinion on the restaurant el chaleco we all read with pleasure your good assessments the whole team this seal has me to thank you and we hope to see you again soon among us. Lydia Renaud Carmen Stéphane. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It was that good, we came back with my Brother five days later! 1st time on the 15th July, we picked from the surprise menu: small portions, but very good! One lady could speak very good english, the other poco! not an issue. The only complaint worth mentioning, on my 2nd return with my brother & his wife which both... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Sir Strirling Thank you very much for your opinion; it is true that during the holidays we have children and unfortunately some parents little attentive, we are sorry for this inconvenience.If you give us the pleasure to come we review out holiday you will find that the atmosphere is totally different.On behalf of all the team thank you again. Lydia,... More

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